Gluten Free Apple Cake

Gluten Free Apple Cake

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0.5 cup Coconut Sugar
8 Tablespoons, softened Unsalted Butter
0.25 cup Real Maple Syrup
3 large Eggs
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract/Paste
1 cup (or use rolled oats) Oat Flour
1 cup Almond Flour
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
0.5 teaspoon Baking Powder
0.5 teaspoon Kosher Salt
2 Apples
2 Tablespoons, finely chopped Almonds

Gluten Free Apple Cake

  • 60 minutes
  • Serves 8
  • Medium




Homemade gluten free apple cake made with oat and almond flour and sweetened with coconut sugar and real maple syrup.

This guilt free apple cake is a celebration of the fall apple harvest.

It’s the perfect treat to bring to any gathering and share with your friends and family.

All you need to make this gluten free apple cake is made in 1 bowl!

You can use any variety of apples. I prefer red apples for that pop of color!

To replace the traditionally used wheat flour, I am swapping in oat and almond flours.

Almond flour is a popular gluten free alternative to traditional flour. It is low in carbs, packed with nutrients and has a slightly sweeter taste.

It is also rich in nutrients and is particularly packed with vitamin E!

Instead of buying oat flour, I recommend using your food processor to blitz up old fashioned oats.

Making your own oat flour adds a bit more texture and is a cheaper alternative.

Oats are among the healthiest grains on earth.

They are a good source of carbs and fiber, including the powerful fiber beta-glucan.

When a recipe is simple like this gluten free apple cake, high quality ingredients matter.

I recommend buying grass-fed, unsalted butter. Irish or European butter contain less water, more flavor and also comes up to room temperature much faster.

Pasture raised eggs are humane and sustainable. They also taste much better than any “free range” eggs.





Prep Work

First, preheat your oven to 350°F and move the butter from the refrigerator to your kitchen counter so it comes up to room temperature.

To speed up the butter coming up to room temperature, slice the butter into small cubes and place them inside a warm bowl.

Wash, dry and slice the apples.


Oat Flour

If you choose to make your own oat flour, add 1 + 1/4 cups of old fashioned rolled oats to your food processor and blend on low until it resembles a flour-like consistency.


Make The Cake Batter

To a large bowl, add the coconut sugar, softened butter and maple syrup. Mix well with a spatula until creamed together.

Next, add the eggs and mix well with a whisk.

Add the vanilla extract and mix again.

To the wet ingredients, add the oat flour, almond flour, cinnamon, salt and baking powder.

Mix well with a whisk.

Since there is no gluten, there is no fear of over-mixing.


Decorate The Cake

Add parchment paper to your cake tin or grease it with butter.

I like using a spring form tin for easy removal.

Add the cake batter to your prepared cake tin and spread the batter out evenly.

Arrange the apple slices on top and get creative!

Lastly, finely chop some almond with a knife or your food processor then sprinkle them on top of the cake.


Bake The Cake

Bake the cake in your preheated 350°F oven for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Allow the cake to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before lifting it out.



Slice the cake and enjoy warm or cold!

Store any leftovers in an air-tight container on your kitchen counter for up to 4 days.


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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This Apple Cake should be rated a 5-Star – Cake! It looks appetizing and it tastes fantastic 🙂
A very good Cake Idea.

Hi Megan! You can replace the almond flour with more oat flour or any other gluten free flour blend. For the topping, you can add granola for a bit of crunch!

I am definitely going to be making this cake! It looks delicious! We have 4 apple trees and always looking for good apple cake recipes and gluten-free a bonus too.

Hi Karime, I do not have the calorie count. If you are looking for an alternative to sugar, I recommend erythritol. Just using a liquid sweetener will result in a completely different texture (more dense). Please do let me know how it turns out with your preferred substitutions.

Hello there! Getting ready to make this recipe! I love the combination of oat and almond flour so much! What size pan is best for this? Thanks 🙂

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